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Katherine K. Martin
Media Relations Office

July 13, 2006
RELEASE : 06-036
Public Invited to Watch Space Shuttle Discovery's Landing
The public is invited to the Visitor Center Auditorium at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, on Monday to view the landing of STS-121 Space Shuttle Discovery.

Doors of the Visitor Center will open at 8:30 a.m. with the landing scheduled for 9:07 a.m.

Angel Otero, chief of Glenn's Space Operations Division, will greet guests and answer questions about the mission.

Discovery's mission, originally scheduled for 12 days, was extended by one day to allow for a third spacewalk during which astronauts performed tests of a repair material for reinforced carbon-carbon. The STS-121 crew also tested new equipment to improve shuttle safety, delivered supplies and made repairs to the International Space Station.

Admission to the Visitor Center, which is wheelchair accessible, is free but limited to U.S. citizens. Adult visitors must present government-issued photo identification upon entering the center's main gate. All vehicles are subject to inspection.

For complete STS-121 Discovery Mission coverage, visit:

For information about Glenn's Visitor Center, visit:


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